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"Raining Sunlight", pastel, 24x18"
Yesterday was January 10th and it was raining and thundering here in VT! As I finished this painting I was thinking about the phrase "When it rains, it pours." Life seems like that sometimes, but then the sun come out!
This is another painting for the 30 in 30 Challenge. I have done six paintings, which is not too bad. I'm going to try to pick up the pace!
"It doesn't matter what color you choose, as long as you have the right value!"
It makes sense to most, but I do understand that it is a difficult concept when you are first learning to paint.
In my last class I asked my students to predict what the color of the sky would be in a painting based on a black and white photo. The answers varied, based on the value they were looking at and the sky color that made sense to them.
Below is the photo without the colors that I chose for this composition. Notice that there are four values. The sky is the lightest value and the ground is the second lightest. The distant hills are a medium dark and the upright trees and bushes are the darkest.
What would guess the sky color to be?
It could be anything... yellow, pink, blue, orange or violet as long as the value is correct. This composition could probably be done 100 times with different hues, but would look the same in black and white as long a…
The studio is ready for art-making.Classes will start in September!
As many of you know, my husband and I moved to Vermont about a year ago to be closer to my daughter. We bought a fixer-upper house in Middlebury, Vermont and dove into a very huge project!
I have just formed Judy Albright Fine Art LLC and I now have a wonderful new studio space where I will be able to teach painting and drawing classes.
In addition, I am working on developing some one-time art experiences called Creativity Uncorked!More to follow on that!
All classes will be held in my home studio Blue Wing Studios 1 Chipman Heights, Middlebury, Vermont
FREE! Introduction to Pastels with Judy Albright
Love color and want to make some beautiful art? Worried about your drawing skills? Not sure if you are going to like pastels? It’s OK!
There is no need to invest in materials and instruction until you think you are
going to enjoy it. These two FREE classes offer guided instruction and will be fun
and relaxing. All materials wil…
My sketch journal feels like an art buddy to me. I didn't keep one early on
in my journey to become able to paint and draw and I'm sorry that I
didn't. Since I began keeping them I now have a record of workshops,
thumbnails for paintings yet to come and a companion as the journey
I don't just keep sketches, I keep notes from workshops. New things I have learned about color and composition. And ideas for a series or painting titles.
Of course the most important thing about a sketch journal is that it gives you the opportunity to work out the values and composition with pencil and an eraser!
If you are taking one of my classes be sure to bring a sketch journal and pencil, preferably a soft pencil that will make dark marks.
I like the Cachet Classic sketch books 5.5x8.5" which you can get here at Jerry's Artarama.